Frankenmuth Munich Style Dunkel Lager may be a mouthful of a title, but it comes with the credentials to back it’s flashy name. After recently winning the silver medal in the World Beer Championships, the Dunkel also took home the bronze medal from the 2011 World Expo of Beer. Elsewhere, the Alström Brothers, founders of BeerAdvocate, also gave the beer an “exceptional” score of 90. All together, the Frankenmuth Dunkel is some of the best beer in Michigan.
The Dunkel, meaning “dark” in German, is a traditional style of beer developed in Munich that gets it’s name from the dark roasted malts used in the brewing process. These malts, aside from giving the beer its trademark color, give the beer a toasty, nutty and chocolate-like taste with a smooth, malty finish. Drinkers might also detect added hints of raisin, coffee, and a slightly smoky taste while enjoying the Frankenmuth Dunkel.
This recent cold snap in Michigan offers a great opportunity to try this dark and warming brew. At only 5.1% ABV, this beer is big on flavor but light on alcohol when compared to other dark brews, making it a great partner for foods with big, hearty or spicy flavors like barbecue, sausages, and roasts. You can even try this great recipe for French Onion Soup that uses the Dunkel as an ingredient. For dessert, pour some beer in a glass and have some fun by dunking some Oreos, drawing out the chocolate notes of the Dunkel.
The Frankenmuth Dunkel offers tradition, flavor, and fun, truly proving that it’s one of the best beers in Michigan.